Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh has decided to use drones, rovers and other latest advances for conducting a comprehensive lane survey.
The decision taken to conduct the survey after a gape of 100 years would make AP the first State to have completed digitisation of data on land-holdings.
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials to focus on conducting a comprehensive land survey, aiming at providing permanent land ownership.
During a review meeting on comprehensive land survey on Thursday evening, Reddy instructed the officials to start the survey from January 1, 2021, and complete in two years without any errors.
As the survey is being conducted after a long gap of about 100 years, the Chief Minister directed officials to increase the number of survey teams and use the best technology like drones and rovers to digitise the records.
The Chief Minister said land registration services should be provided in all village secretariats along with the equipment for the survey and the surveyors must be trained in latest technology. Reddy stated that the entire digitisation process has to be tamper-proof.
The officials informed that the entire survey will be held in three phases, and the arrangements are already in progress. All the survey details will be updated online on a regular basis directly from the drones and rovers along with a picture with a GIS tag.
Across the State, the survey will be taking place in 1.22 lakh sq. km, where 4500 survey teams will be surveying simultaneously.
So far, a pilot project is being conducted at Takkellapadu in Jaggayyapeta mandal of Krishna district, with the latest technology. The officials also stated that 70 base stations are required for the survey and a few are already being established. The officials said that necessary steps were being taken to solve the pending land disputes through mobile courts in villages.
Deputy Chief Minister Dharmana Krishnadas, Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney, Special Chief Secretary Neerabh Prasad, Commissioner of Stamps and Registration Siddarth Jain, and other officials were present.